Friday, April 18, 2008
Thomas McDonnell, Chair of the Criminal Law/Legal Writing Program at Pace Law School, was elected as a Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law (ASIL)Teaching International Law Interest Group (TILIG). He replaces . . . me! I served as a co-chair of TILIG for the past three years, and I am extremely pleased to see that Tom was elected as one of the new co-chairs. He will certainly bring the interest group and its activities to a new level. If you're a member of the ASIL, you can join TILIG for no additional charge -- just sign up on the website at www.asil.org. The American Society of International Law has members from around the world, and a brilliant annual meeting held each Spring in Washington D.C. Interest groups carry on activities throughout the year, including a post-AALS TILIG meeting each year for law professors who teach international law or who are interested in doing so.
Tom, congratulations on becoming one of the co-chairs of this Interest Group! Have a wonderful term! He's joined in the new position by fellow Co-Chairs Professor Cindy Galway Buys of Southern Illinois University and Professor Rhee Sang-Myon of Korea.
Many legal writing professors have assumed important leadership roles in organizations not directly related to legal writing.